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6th March 2020

We enjoyed reading the book 'American's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle' by David A. Adler. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel, at a time when it was widely believed that this was a feat only men could possibly achieve. Gertrude not only proved that women were capable of succeeding with such a physically and mentally demanding challenge, but smashed the myth that women are the weaker sex by beating the men's record by almost two hours!

 

Many of the children felt inspired by Gertrude's story, and we had some great discussion about gender equality in class. Watch the videos to see and hear some of the children talking about how she inspired them...

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6th March 2020

We enjoyed reading the book 'American's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle' by David A. Adler. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel, at a time when it was widely believed that this was a feat only men could possibly achieve. Gertrude not only proved that women were capable of succeeding with such a physically and mentally demanding challenge, but smashed the myth that women are the weaker sex by beating the men's record by almost two hours!

Many of the children felt inspired by Gertrude's story, and we had some great discussion about gender equality in class. Watch the videos to see and hear some of the children talking about how she inspired them...

27th February 2020 - This Lent, we are taking on 40 challenges or acts of kindness to help bring us closer to Jesus. We adapted a list and picked one challenge each to decorate for our board. Each of us has a copy of the complete list and we are going to do our best to complete one challenge for each day of Lent. We can do them in any order, and may choose to repeat some, rather than do every single one on the list. We hope our parents can help, support and encourage us along the way!

24th January 2019 - We had to hunt for our maths problems around the room and race our partner to solve them!

16th January 2020

 

We were inspired by the poem Slowly by James Reeves and wrote our own poems using repetition for different effects. Here are a few: 

 

MIAOW

Miaow, miaow the cat sings, 

Miaow, miaow, I want a treat, 

Miaow, miaow, I'm hungry now!

Miaow, miaow,the cat sings louder, 

Miaow, miaow, hurry up!

Miaow, miaow, I'm tired now, 

Purr, purr, the owner's getting the food!

Purr, purr, yummy food!     

 

LOUDLY

Loudly the children scream outside, 

Loudly waves crash against the tide, 

Loudly the clock chimes half past one, 

Loudly thunder crashes across the sun.

 

Loudly the crowd cheers the band, 

Loudly the elephant trumpets over land.

Loud is the dog - but loudest of all, 

Is the man giving a call. 

 

TICK TOCK

Ding dong! Wake up now, 

Tick tock! Eat breakfast now,

Tick tock! Brush your teeth now,

Tick tock! Quickly get dressed now.

 

Tick tock! Jump in your car, 

Tick tock! Pop to the shop, 

Tick tock! Stuck in a jam - damn,

Tick tock! Park the car.

 

Tick tock! I'm late, 

Tick tock! Work flies by, 

Tick tock! Finally at home, 

Tick tock! Let's go on Tik Tok!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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